This is a CD I keep coming back to - nominated for a Gramophone award when it was first released and rightly so, the three pieces on here are all just beautiful. The Howells Requiem and Frank Martin Mass are both amazing pieces, real masterworks - both kept secret by the composers as they considered them to be "too personal" for public consumption! Take him, earth for cherishing was written to commemorate the death of President Kennedy and is a real virtuoso piece. The performance by the Vasari Singers is extremely good - very intimate and powerful. Definitely one for transporting you away to another, better place - put it in the hifi and crank up the volume!